The idea of the Lengardo bass guitar comes from a collaboration with the German company ESH: after trying, testing and selling their instruments, we received extremely positive feedback on the construction, but less enthusiasm about the electronic components.
The original ESH bass with EMG active electronics is usually appreciated more by the metal-oriented musicians, but less by most bassists used to more traditional sounds.
We therefore decided to develop our bass ESH/LENGARDO collaboration: a reinterpretation of the traditional ESH Jazz Bass and Precision Bass configurations combined to JBE electronics for a modern sound and, on request, Van Zandt or Flametone for a more vintage sound. All this is always combined to a piezoelectric pickup on the bridge.
The models we offer are:
– The Stinger Jazz bass (neck thru), 4 or 5 strings, fretted or fretless
– The Sovereign bass (bolt on) in Jazz version, with 4 or 5 strings, fretted or fretless and Precision bass version, with 4 strings only, fretted or fretless.